UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" is set to pull the trigger on its return to FX TONIGHT (March 2, 2012), LIVE from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
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UFC on FX 2, which will mark the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's second appearance on the cable television channel, will be headlined by a Welterweight showdown that pits former 170-pound title contender Thiago Alves against the hard-hitting Martin Kampmann.
Also taking place in the "Land Down Under" is the first leg of the UFC flyweight (125 pounds) tournament, featuring match ups between Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on FX 2 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
170 lbs.: Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round 3
Main card (FX Channel):
125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO at 0:11 of round 2
125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall fight to a majority draw
185 lbs.: Constantinos Philippou def. Court McGee via unanimous decision
"Prelims" card (FUEL TV):
205 lbs.: James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa via TKO at 2:02 of round 1
205 lbs.: Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner via TKO at 4:59 of round 1
145 lbs.: Steven Siler def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: T.J. Waldburger def. Jake Hecht via submission (armbar) at 0:55 of round 1
145 lbs.: Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier via submisison (triangle armbar) at 2:05 of round 1
"Prelims" card (Facebook):
265 lbs.: Shawn Jordan def. Oli Thompson via TKO at 3:53 of round 2
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Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann (170-pound limit)
Round one: Alves takes the center of the cage and he throws a nice leg kick and then another. Kampmann shoots in working for a takedown and he's got Alves pressed against the fence, throwing a knee to the body. He turns the corner and puts Alves down for a second but can't keep him there as they reset. Kampmann throws a big head kick and Alves is stunned! Kampmann throws big knees to the body and takes Alves down. He wraps Alves' head up and lands another big knee to the head. They clinch and Kampmann throws a series of knees to the body. Kampmann closes the distance, missing on a takedown attempt and Alves scores a takedown of his own. Kampmann sits up with Alves in his full guard and Alves passes beautifully to side control. Kampmann turns into him and retains half guard but Alves passes to mount with a minute left. Alves drops some short left hands from above as Kampmann tries to buck him off. Alves postures up to drop strikes but Kampmann sneaks out the back door and gets back to his feet right as the horn sounds. 10-9 Alves
Round two: Kampmann closes the distance and throws some knees. He changes levels but Alves avoids a takedown attempt. Kampmann is controlling the Octagon right now with his aggression as he backs Alves up with a nice head kick. Alves throws a nice kick to the body as Kampmann continues to press forward. Kampmann clinches and throws a knee to the body and both men crash into each other to throw punches. Kampmann shoots in for a takedown and presses Alves into the fence but he bails on it. Kampmann is bleeding now. Alves lands a big round hand as Kampmann counters with a right of his own. Both men are looking for a big right hand. Alves is finding a home for his precision striking and Kampmann closes the round by clinching with him against the fence. 10-9 Alves
Round three: Both men trade strikes and Alves shoots in for a takedown but Kampmann denies him and they separate. Kampmann needs to push the pace and he goes forward aggressively with a big combination, finishing it off with a takedown attempt in the clinch. Kampmann throws a nice knee in the clinch and they separate. Alves hammers a kick to the body and has a big right hand blocked. Alves lands a leg kick and Kampmann presses forward with a knee to the body but Alves circles away and throws another leg kick and a left counter hook. Kampmann might need a finish here and he needs a sense of urgency. Alves throws a good right hand and Kampmann responds with one of his own. Kampmann shoots in for a body lock but can't secure a takedown. Alves throws a leg kick and both men trade. Alves lands a big right hand which hurts Kampmann and he shoots in for a takedown. Kampmann locks in a guillotine choke and he rolls over into mount! Holy hell, that guillotine choke is tight and Kampmann forces Alves to tap in the final minute of the fight. WOW! What a finish by Martin Kampmann!
Final result: Martin Kampmann defeats Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round three
Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (125-pound limit)
Round one: Urushitani opens with a body kick and Benavidez tries to fire back with a right hand of his own. Both men throw kicks which are blocked or get dodged and Benavidez gets inside hoping to land power. Benavidez lands a nice leg kick and then a nice lunging lead right hook. Benevidez finds a home for the right hand again and then a pair of body kicks. Urushitani lands the right hook moving backwards and gets shoved into the fence. Benavidez works some knees to the thigh while holding inside position and he uses a slick shoulder throw and then a knee off the break as Urushitani is on the way back to his feet. Benavidez closes the distance with some short punches and grabs a single leg for a takedown attempt. He's working hard for the takedown and Urushitani is defending but Benavidez finishes the takedown. Benavidez is in top control in half guard and he's looking to posture up and throw some elbows. Benavidez passes to side control but Urushitani retains half guard. Now Benavidez passes to mount and takes Urushitani's back. He's got 30 seconds but Urushitani is hand fighting well. Benavidez attempts a rear naked choke but Urushitani hangs on until the horn. 10-9 Benavidez
Round two: Benavidez opens with a HUGE right hand and Urushitani drops to the canvas. He swarms Urushitani with ground and pound and the ref stops it. Damn that was a big right hand!
Final result: Joseph Benavidez defeats Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO at 0:11 of round two
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall (125-pound limit)
Round one: Johnson opens with a nice leg kick as both men bounce around the cage. Johnson lands another nice leg kick and then another. McCall fires back with a lead right hook and McCall clinches, scoring a takedown with an inside trip. Very nice. McCall is in top position in half guard and Johnson is pressed against the fence. McCall is almost to mount but stays in side control instead. Johnson reverses and sweeps McCall before popping back to his feet. Johnson dives in and connects with a big fight hand but McCall fires back with knees in the clinch. Both men are setting a blistering pace and McCall connects with a nice left hand. Johnson throws a kick but McCall catches it and scores another takedown, this time dropping short punches but Johnson pops back to his feet. McCall lands a nice right hand which backs Johnson up and they reset. Johnson just misses with a spinning back kick and he attempts a takedown but gives up on it and rocks McCall with a big right hand. Johnson doesn't swarm him and McCall recovers, fending off a takedown attempt. Johnson goes upstairs and connects with a left head kick but it just grazes before the round ends. 10-9 Johnson
Round two: Johnson throws a body kick and then another and he swarms McCall against the fence as both men fire off huge combinations of strikes and it's Johnson who backs off. McCall throws a nice leg kick as well. McCall connects with a big leg kick and he lands a left hand while Johnson lands a right. They exchange and Johnson inds a home for the right but McCall fires back with a big right hand before kicking Johnson square in the balls. They reset and both men are throwing punches so fast they are a blur on the screen. Johnson connects with a big leg kick and they both trade heavy bombs. McCall and Johnson trade big kicks, both knocking their opponents back. They clinch and both men trade knees and elbows before separating. This is such an even fight. Leg kick from Johnson is countered by a crisp left hand from McCall. Johnson lands a head kick and McCall prsses forward, shoving him into the fence and throwing several knees and elbows. Big body kick from Johnson and McCall attempts a takedown but Johnson pops right back up. Johnson clinches and throws a nice short elbow. 10-9 McCall
Round three: Both men exchange kicks early and Johnson connects with a right hand. Big leg kick staggers Johnson and McCall pauses thinking he got hit low, but eats a combination. Johnson clinches and throws a shoulder strike and a knee and then a flying knee but McCall catches it and scores a takedown. McCall is in top position on the ground and he drops some elbows and punches from half guard. Johnson tries to turn into McCall to get to his feet and they scramble back to their feet as the crowd shows it's appreciation. Johnson gets inside but McCall slips him and grabs a back body lock. McCall slams Johnson to the ground and he's got Johnson's back! McCall postures up and drops some big punches from above. He backs off and throws some knees and then a big body kick after Johnson pops back to his feet. Johnson is bleeding knee and Johnson throws a pair of nice push kicks. McCall scores a takedown and almost gets swept but he takes top position in the scramble and he passes to mount with 40 seconds left in the fight. McCall postures up as Johnson grabs a body lock. McCall drops some huge strikes from top position and Johnson is in serious trouble here! Johnson survives until the final bell but McCall had all the momentum there. 10-9 McCall. What an incredible fight!
Final result: Demetrious Johnson defeats Ian McCall via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UPDATE: A scorecard error was made and this fight result was changed to a majority draw. A rematch between Johnson and McCall is now mandatory.
Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou (185-pound limit)
Round one: McGee takes control of the center of the cage as Philippou dances around on the outside. McGee lands a right hand and they separate. Philippou throws a combination to back McGee off and now he's on the offense. Philippou connects with a nice uppercut and McGee changes levels and fires back with an uppercut. McGee throws a kick to keep Philippou guessing. A lot of posturing here as both men are trying to find their range and the crowd is starting to get restless. Philippou pushes forward with a combination and both men trade blows. McGee is backing up straight which could get him in trouble here. Philippou lands a nice right hand but McGee again presses the action. I'm surprised he's not trying to take this fight to the ground. McGee changes levels but he telegraphs it badly and Philippou avoids it. He really should be careful getting into a boxing match with Philippou. Double leg takedown attempt by McGee is stuffed but he connects with a nice left hand right before the horn which staggers Philippou. 10-9 Philippou
Round two: Philippou lands a nice left hook early and McGee goes back into stalk-mode. McGee closes the distance and Philippou lands a nice right hand over the top. McGee throws a body kick but it gets checked and he tries to take Philippou down but gets rejected. Philippou throws a nice combination and finds a home for some of his strikes. Philippou is starting to open up a bit and a takedown attempt from McGee gets thwarted. Philippou fires back with a huge uppercut and McGee again clinches but can't do anything with it. Philippou lands a nice left hand at the end of a combination and shrugs off another takedown attempt. He's taking over against McGee now. Philippou lands a big uppercut and McGee tries to counter with a spinning elbow but whiffs. Both men exchange big blows until the final horn and Philippou against gets the better of it. 10-9 Philippou
Round three: They exchange strikes and Philippou is finding a home for his right hand and the uppercut. McGee misses on an inside leg kick and Philippou eats a nut shot. McGee clinches and scores a takedown but Philippou pops right back to his feet. McGee needs to fight with a sense of urgency Tim-Boetsch-style. McGee tries to clinch but Philippou shoves him back so hard he falls down. McGee throws a flying knee which lands and he's got to keep up that type of offense. McGee comes in heavy with big combinations and Philippou backs off and connects witha right hand. Spinning heel kick misses for McGee and he's got two minutes. Spinning elbow misses from McGee and he eats an uppercut. Head kick gets partially blocked by Philippou but Costa responds with a nice leg kick of his own. Just 60 seconds left and McGee attempts a takedown but Philippou denies him. McGee lunges with a left hook but whiffs. McGee misses with big kicks and he tries for a nothr takedown but gets denied. McGee whiffs with a spinning elbow and time runs out. I have no idea why McGee's corner is picking him up and carrying him around the cage. He clearly lost. 10-9 McGee
Final result: Constantinos Philippou defeats Court McGee via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
James Te Huna vs. Aaron Rosa (205-pound limit)
Round one: Te Huna is cautious early, throwing out some strikes to measure the distance as Rosa fires with some right hands. Te Huna then explodes forward with a flurry which catches Rosa and backs him into the fence. Te Huna backs off and crushes Rosa with a huge left hand and Rosa is rocked. Te Huna is pouring it on and Rosa is bleeding heavily. Rosa is hanging on for dear life in the clinch and Te Huna continues to pour it on. Rosa goes down and Te Huna keeps punching until the ref steps in and puts a stop to the slaughter. Damn James Te Huna is a powerful and violent human being!
Final result: James Te Huna defeats Aaron Rosa via TKO at 2:08 of round one
Anthony Perosh vs. Nick Penner (205-pound limit)
Round one: Both men trade early and Penner sidesteps a takedown attempt from Perosh. Perosh closes the distance but gets shrugged off by Penner. He tries to get inside and Penner this time blasts him with a nice left hand. Penner has some large swelling and a cut under his eye already. Perosh locks up Penner with a body lock and puts Penner on his back. He tries to advance position but gets swept with a scisor sweep and after a few punches, they both pop back to their feet. Perosh clinches but Penner pushes him into the fence and backs off. Now Perosh again initiates a clinch and he's working for a takedown. He tries to trip but Penner avoids it and takes inside position along the fence. Both men jockey for position and Perosh throws a nice knee on the exit which backs Penner up. Perosh drops down for a single leg and he turns the corner into half guard. Perosh drops some short strikes from top position and almost passes to side control but instead passes directly to mount. Perosh is postured up and he's all over Penner with punches as all Penner can do is cover up. Penner turns his back and Perosh looks for an arm triangle but can't secure it. Perosh throws huge strikes and the ref steps in and stops the fight with one second left in the first round. Penner is bleeding everywhere.
Final result: Anthony Perosh defeats Nick Penner via TKO at 4:59 of round one
Cole Miller vs. Steven Siler (145-pound limit)
Round one: Both men close the distance early and trade some kicks. Siler initiates a clinch but Miller reverses him and takes inside position. Siler throws a nice punch on the exit. he unloads a big leg kick on Miller and catches a kick from Miller, throwing a big right hand which knocks him off balance. He doesn't follow Miller to the ground and Siler catches another kick, throwing a big right hand. Siler throws another nice body kick. He's looking strong and confident early. Miller responds with a solid right hand but Siler responds in kind. Miller checks a kick from Siler and Miller connects with a huge right hand but Siler walks right through it and throws a combination of his own. Siler continues to press the action and he clinches, but Miller rotates and escapes. Siler connects with a nice left hand and he staggers Miller with it. He presses forward but can't capitalize. Miller tries to score a takedown late in the round but Siler threatens with a guillotine choke at the end of the round. 10-9 Siler
Round two: Siler presses forward and connects with volume strikes. He's got Miller against the fence and he starts unloading with a large amount of punches. Miller backs off and tries to initiate a clinch to score a takedown but Siler defends it thus far. Miller lands a trip takedown but Siler pops right back to his feet. They exchange and Miller lands a nice right hand while Siler tries to fire back with knees. Siler connects with a series of stiff jabs and he's got Miller again in trouble. Miller lunges forward with a huge uppercut and a big right hand behind the ear. Siler tries to fire back and Miller explodes with a big combination which has Siler in trouble. Siler survives the onslaught and now he's back on the attack, stalking Miller and pressing forward. Both men trade and land big strikes and Siler backs Miller up. Now Miller takes the initiative and Siler connects with a big body shot. Siler clinches and Miller reverses him as both men circle. Siler turns it on with 25 seconds left in the round and Miller works for a takedown. Siler lands some nice punches on the exit. That was a very even round. 10-9 Siler
Round three: Miller throws a nice leg kick and Siler responds with a big combination of punches. Siler is mixing it up to the head and body. Siler counters Miller with a nice right hand and Miller backs him off with a 1-2. Siler keeps pressing the action and he connects with a nice right hand once more. Miller responds with a good lead left but Siler keeps pressing forward and blitzing with combinations. Siler attempts a takedown and throws a big right hand after giving up on it. They exchange punches and Miller lands a nice left hand. Siler seems to be getting angry about an eye poke from Miller. Miller throws a push kick and they clinch but back off from each other. Siler whiffs with a big combination. Miller connects with a nice jab and he shoots in for a takedown. Siler defends it along the fence and Miller throws some short knees to the legs. Miller works hard for the takedown and he gets it. Miller passes to full mount with 20 seconds left. Miller postures up and drops some punches. Siler retains guard at the end of the round. 10-9 Miller. This one is going to come down to how the second round was scored by the judges in my opinion.
Final result: Steven Siler defeats Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kyle Noke vs. Andrew Craig (185-pound limit)
Round one: Noke shoots in and scores an immediate takedown on Craig. Craig tries to scramble to his feet but Noke transitions to his back. Craig is getting overwhelmed early here. He shakes Noke off but they remain in the clinch and Noke again tosses Craig to the canvas and takes his back. He's looking for a rear naked choke and attempts a neck crank but Craig slips free. Noke is now in Craig's full guard. Craig throws his legs up but Noke ignores them and proceeds to drop some vicious elbows. Craig again escapes to his feet and Noke clinches but Craig throws a nice knee and they reset in the cage center. Craig appears to be gaining confidence here and he's got control of the center of the cage, pressing forward as both men exchange punches. Craig continues to press the action and he forces Noke to back off with some nice aggressive striking at the end of the round. 10-9 Noke
Round two: Craig has control of the cage center again and he's stalking Noke. He lands a nice left hand during an exchange and Noke really needs to try to take this fight ot the ground again. Noke throws a front kick that misses and then a nice inside leg kick which connects. Craig backs him into the fence and he's got Noke Cornered but Noke fires back and they reset in the center. Noke catches a leg and presses Craig into the fence looking for the takedown but Craig lands some nice short right hands and Noke pulls guard. Craig is now in top position and he's dropping some nice short punches as Noke tries to sweep. Noke throws his legs up and he's got an arm isolated but Craig is defending. Craig stacks Noke up. Noke grabs wrist control and Craig backs off which allows them to get back to their feet. Noke shoots for a takedown but gets stuffed and Craig takes top position, passing ot half guard where he remains until the round ends. 10-9 Craig
Round three: Craig begins stalking Noke and he knocks him off balance with a right hand in the opening minute but allows Noke to get back to his feet. Craig lands a nice combination and Noke is having trouble hanging with him in the stand-up. Noke shoots in for a takedown but Craig stuffs it at first. He continues pursuing the takedown and forces Craig down along the fence but can't do anything with it as Craig pops back to his feet pretty quickly. Craig lands a nice left hand which stuns Noke and again, he's getting the better of the striking exchanges. Now Craig shoots in and takes Noke down with a power double leg, landing in Noke's guard and dropping some punches. He grapevines Noke's legs but then postures up to drop some strikes. Noke turtles and Craig begins dropping some right hands from behind. Noke rolls for a leg lock but Craig is all over him, dropping some strikes until the end of the fight. 10-9 Craig
Final result: Andrew Craig defeats Kyle Noke via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
TJ Waldburger vs. Jake Hecht (170-pound limit)
Round one: Waldburger opens with a push kick but gets denied by Hecht early on. Hecht tries to fire back but Waldburger shoots in and takes Hecht down, and he takes his back in the opening seconds. Hecht leaves his right arm out and Waldburger latches onto it with a vicious armbar! Hecht tries to twist and squirm his way free but Waldburger is having none of it and he forces the tap! Oh my that was fast.
Final result: T.J. Waldburger defeats Jake Hecht via submission (armbar) at of round one
Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda (145-pound limit)
Round one: They start exchanging early and Pineda is getting the better of Semerzier here. Pineda lands a nice left hand and then another. Semerzier tries to get some offense off but he's getting stifled. Pineda lands a very nice left hook that drops Semerzier. They go to the ground and after a scramble, Pineda locks in a beautiful triangle armbar combination. Semerzier is helpless here and he taps!
Final result: Daniel Pineda defeats Mackens Semerzier via submission (triangle armbar) at 2:05 of round one.
Oli Thompson vs. Shawn Jordan (265-pound limit)
This one, despite being announced to be shown on Facebook, was a dark match.
Final result: Shawn Jordan defeats Oli Thompson via TKO at 3:53 of round two